Bug 189772 - ftp client: runique on stops mget from working
ftp client: runique on stops mget from working
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ftp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 187539
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Reported: 2006-04-24 11:18 EDT by Miroslav Lichvar
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0409
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-05-10 17:36:42 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0409 normal SHIPPED_LIVE ftp bug fix update 2006-07-19 15:18:00 EDT

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Description Miroslav Lichvar 2006-04-24 11:18:05 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #79367 +++

Description of Problem:

The ftp client does not support the combination of 'runique' and 
'mget' as stated in the man pages.  If runique is turned on during an ftp
session, 'mget' fails to get 
anything.  However, 'get' will get the file and rename it with a ".1" (or

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure, 
whatever comes with RedHat 7.1 and 7.3 by default

How Reproducible:

to Reproduce:
1. FTP to a site with some files to get
2. Turn on runique (ftp> runique)
Attempt to do an mget (ftp> mget *)
4. No files will be transferred.
5. Turn runique off (ftp> 
6. Attempt to do an mget (ftp> mget *)
7. All matching files will be transferred
Turn runique off again
8. Try 'get' and it will get the specified file (ftp> get filename)
Try 'get' again and it will get the file and rename it with a .1 (ftp> get filename)

Mget does not transfer files with runique on but works fine with runique 

Expected Results:
mget should get all the matching filenames and rename them with a 
suffix if .## (such as .1) when runique is turned on.

Additional Information:
I tried this 
in SuSE Linux 7.3 and it has the same problem.

-- Additional comment from twoerner@redhat.com on 2004-04-21 11:31 EST --
Is this /usr/bin/ftp or /usr/kerberos/bin/ftp?

-- Additional comment from donnie_cambre@stercomm.com on 2004-04-21 11:33 EST --
This is /usr/bin/ftp

-- Additional comment from twoerner@redhat.com on 2004-10-07 10:04 EST --
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or
Fedora Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.

Closing as "not a bug" for now.

-- Additional comment from donnie_cambre@stercomm.com on 2004-10-14 13:36 EST --
Tested with the same result in RedHat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server
2.1.  If runique is enabled, mget does not function.

-- Additional comment from twoerner@redhat.com on 2004-12-07 06:38 EST --
Please have a look at 


This package should fix the problem.

Please remeber that this is a test package, which might be pushed out as an
update package later if the fixes are ok.

-- Additional comment from donnie_cambre@stercomm.com on 2004-12-07 10:05 EST --
Tested the linked update (ftp-0.17-12.1.3.i386.rpm) on RHEL AS 2.1 and it fixes
the problem.

-- Additional comment from praszyk@redhat.com on 2005-08-22 08:02 EST --
This bug was fixed by Thomas Woerner <twoerner@redhat.com> on 2004-12-07
It is a patch netkit-ftp-0.17-runique_mget.patch.
This 'bug' does not occure in FEDOR CORE 4.
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-10 17:36:42 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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